this is the first oil i’ve tried out of the parcel i received today, and it surely still has mailbox shock though they’ve all been sitting inside for 10 hours. it’s so far not quite what i was expecting, especially in the bottle. it didn’t click until a few minutes into drydown, but what it smelt like for the first bit and also in the bottle, is...super fresh frosted pfeffernüsse. this is a really lovely potent scent memory related to my childhood! (and despite the association, definitely not gourmand.) it’s got that aforementioned mildly licoricey tinge; the sweetness i can correlate to the airy crunchy powder sugar glaze; and there’s the comfy sensation of biting into a soft little mound of a spice cookie, which really does have a meditative edge. as it’s dried down now, it is prominently white sandalwood—reminiscent of white rider, as anticipated. if it stays like this forever, i’ll be pleased, but i have a feeling it’s going to age incredibly. curious to see if/when/how the mitti and tulsi might make themselves more distinguishable.